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pendant, from $618.
Cetus Quaryl Rectangle bath, from $2149.
BIG AND BEAUTIFUL BATHS
Make no mistake, our love of freestanding baths
continues unabated. Square shapes have been
rounded and softened, and made beautifully
tactile, thanks to their stone composite materials.
Lavare’s Tina Mills lists Villeroy & Boch’s Cetus
and Faraway from Kos as two current favourites,
but also adores the latest bath from Victoria +
Albert, Toulouse (p104). “It’s a modern classic
without the cold surfaces (and in some cases,
impracticality) of old-fashioned enamel,” she
says. Instead, the deep, double-ended bath is
made from volcanic limestone and features a
streamlined built-in overflow. Lavare (08) 9384
It’s official: black has finally taken off in the bathroom. We love the stylish, organic form of
Retreat Design’s KO8 collection basin in matt black ceramic (pictured) and the elegant, black
Goccia tap (see p106), inspired by the fluidity of water, designed by Italians, and made by Gessi.
If black’s not your scene, but you’re over chrome tapware, the Goccia comes in white, or take a
look at Hansgrohe’s innovative new PuraVida range of chrome-white mixers and showerheads,
blessed with many hidden talents – though you’ll never find a battalion of buttons dominating
the sleek design. Abey (08) 9446 8255, www.abey.com .au, Hansgrohe (03) 9811 9971, www.
hansgrohe.com .au, Retreat Design (08) 6101 1190, www.retreatdesign.com.au.
Retreat Design’s KO8
basin, $835, and Zucchetti Pan
mixer in Satin Black, $890.
Safety and great light for grooming are the criteria
for lighting, says Todd Miller of Alti Lighting.
But while light fittings must be at least 600mm
from an open water source, you can still have a
decorative feature. Smaller pendants such as the
Baco-Bacona pendants are safe but stylish, while
the best lighting for applying make-up is diffused
fluorescent lighting such as Level. Chandeliers still
have followers, he adds, though the look has been
pared down: check out the sleek, black Odile. Alti
Lighting (08) 9284 2203, www.alti.com .au .
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